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The conviction of Mrs. Hodge
means just that
Frances lived with her mother and
If she wanted to go to the movies,
she went. If she stayed out all night,
not many questions were asked. If
she explained that she spent the
night with a girl chum, the explana
The mother was easy-going, and
didn't like to he bothered.
She didn't know Frances was
going to dances that were "not nice,"
and to all-night restaurants, and that
her companions were men and boys
of doubtful character.
She grieved when she learned that
Frances was no longer chaste.
But she didn't see how she could
be blamed, for she had prayed earn
estly that her daughter be kept from
Her lawyer fought valiantly to
shift the blame.
"Blame the men!" he argued to the
jury. "Blame the lustful brutes who
ruined this girl! Blame the propri
etors of the dance halls and the res
taurants. Blame the city for per
mitting these resorts to exist! But
don't blame this anguished, broken
"Why, judge," said Mrs. Hodge on
the stand. "I prayed to God every
night to keep my little girl pure and
"She did pray," said Robison in his
argument "But praying is not
enough. The old-fashioned mothers
whom I remember saw their children
tucked sung in bed, first, and then
they prayed. It is good to pray. But
God has a right to expect a little co
operation, too." .
The records kept at Reed college
here show that 76 per cent of the
' cases of juvenile delinquency and
crime in Multnomah county grow out
of lax discipline and discordant home
"I am convinced," says Robison,
"that the convictiqn of Mrs. Hodge
jyill operate to reduce the amount of
juvenile delinquency and crime 25
She is Marjorie Daw, 15-year-old
movie actress. This clever little girl
is the protege of Geraldine Farrar.
While the celebrated prima donna
was at the Lasky studio preparing
for her photoplay debut, she noticed
Marjorie in a crowd of players in a
big scene. Attracted by the child's
naturalness and charm, she induced
Cecil B. De Mille to give her a part.
Now Marjorie has a 10-year contract
with the Lasky company.
MET HIS MATCH
Jack Mr. Benedict is married.
, Belle Do you mean it? Why
he used to say he would never marry
unless the girl was just so and so.
Jack Well, he struck one who
sewed him up ail right Judgej